Friday, May 6, 2011

Another New Look...

I'm having a grand time with these blog decorations!  I think I've found one that I can live with for a few minutes.  But then...we'll see! Again, thank you, Aunt Amelia's Attic for giving me some instruction on this. Without her, I'd still be looking 'blah'.

I've been exploring 'free blog designs' and finding many.  I'm saving the sites, so beware, there will probably be lots of  blog wardrobe changes in the future.

And speaking of wardrobe changes, around the time of the Royal Wedding, I wrote an entry about hats.  Yesterday, after my short cut, I went through my hat box, and I tried them all on.  Since I feel now that my head is too small in proportion to my body, I think I shall add a chapeau on Sunday.  I've an assortment of them, including two 'dressy' ones and many more casual straw ones.  I'll pair them up with proper outfits, and perhaps I'll feel a little more 'balanced.'  Or, because noone else wears hats very often, I may feel even more conspicuous.

Isn't it amazing how terribly prone to vainity we are? We discover it when we are faced with something about our looks that we can't easily accept.  Some of us wear make up to cover age spots or freckles, or just because we think we look better with a layer of something over our own skin.  Some of us color our hair when the first sign of gray appears.  We step on the scale and it shows numbers that are 'too high' according to our thinking, and so we  decide to change that by dieting and/or exercising.  If we are dissatisfied with our wardrobe, we go shopping and we change it.  We make changes because we like changes, even if we think we don't.

It is the same with our homes. We want them to be comfortable, to look cozy and welcoming. We want them to be up-to-date in colors and furnishings.  In our yards, we plant our gardens, which change on their own, according to the seasons and growth patterns of the flowers and bushes we put in. 

Certain changes come with life and others are made by our decisions.  Attitude adjustments, live-changing decisions, physical re-do's or redecorating...none is a bad idea in my opinion.   What do you think,  dear readers?